NYI Talk: What Students Are Searching For

What do students really want? The answer to this question often seems elusive or vague. Jourdan Suos, Connections Pastor at Mosaic Christian Community in St. Paul, MN and District NYI President for the Prairie Lakes District, shares her thoughts on the deepest heart cries of students today.

Spend some time reflecting on the questions below as an individual, or as a team, in light of your ministry context. Want to share your thoughts with the larger NYI community? Use #NYITalk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to start the conversation.


  1. How do you show students they have value on a consistent basis?
  2. How have you responded to outside students’ curiosity about the Christian faith in the past? How can you better engage the questions of these students in the future?
  3. Is your ministry currently more attractional or missional? Why?